Broadway Cinema

Station Road,
Harrow, HA1

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Located in Harrow, Middlesex in the north of what now is Greater London. The Cinema opened on 28th October 1910 with 450 seats. It was operated by Mr A.L. Tipping, and the auditorium was located at the rear of a parade of shops, with the entrance using one of the shop units. The entrance facade was said to be decorated in fibrous plasterwork and there was a mosaic floor. All seating in the auditorium was on a single raked floor.

By 1914, the seating capacity had been increased to 700, so it it likely the auditorium had been extended.

In the late-1920’s it was taken over by Blue Halls Cinemas and re-named Broadway Cinema. The proscenium was 20 feet wide, and by then, the seating capacity had been reduced to 514. In 1937, the Broadway Cinema was listed with 494 seats.

It was still open in 1940, but was listed as (Closed) in 1944, so possibly closed due to conditions during World War II.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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